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“Joyce's service was so lovely, peaceful and filled with laughter and loving tears. Thank you so much for the beautiful way for Joyce groupies to...Read More »
1 of 41 | Posted by: Sharon Bilsborough - FL

2 of 41 | Posted by: DeeDee - FL

“Even after 40 years I remember Joyce's bright smile & sunny attitude. She brought much happiness into this world. My deepest symapathy to her dear...Read More »
3 of 41 | Posted by: Kathie Hubbell - Chapel Hill, NC

“Mike Thoes we love remain with us, for love itself lives on. And cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone. Those we love can never be...Read More »
4 of 41 | Posted by: Joe Manning - st petersburg, FL

“Like all of us, I'm concentrating on the wonderful memories and the smile. I'm so glad I was able to visit a bit with Joyce and Mike at the reunion...Read More »
5 of 41 | Posted by: Jan (Lettelleir) Thompson - OH

“How shocked and saddened we were to learn of Joyce's passing. We were there when you two met and dated and saw the special bond you shared. How...Read More »
6 of 41 | Posted by: Betty (Welch) & Will Davis - FL

“Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to Mike and family at this time. ”
7 of 41 | Posted by: Rick & Betty Kinsey c/o (daughter)-Eileen Goostree - FL

“Joyce was simply the best--bringing joy, laughter and happiness to everyone that she touched--a true spirit of god. As we work beyond this tragic...Read More »
8 of 41 | Posted by: Kathy Smith - St Petersburg, FL

“Memories of Joyce will be a bittersweet mix of heartache and joy. To know Joyce was to love her. The genuine joyous way she lived her life, her...Read More »
9 of 41 | Posted by: Nancy Bennett - St Petersburg, FL

10 of 41 | Posted by: GARY COLE - BRADENTON, FL

“In receipt of this shocking news I was just numb! I felt a gaping sense of loss. I so clearly and vividly can see darling Joyce truly shining like a...Read More »
11 of 41 | Posted by: Trysh Acree - Indian Rocks Beach, FL

“Mike - I was so fortunate to have talked to Joyce just days before she went in the hospital. Even though she was not feeling well, I could still see...Read More »
12 of 41 | Posted by: Susan Barrett - Pinellas Park, FL

“Joyce was the most warm loving person I have ever know. She always made everyone feel good with her smile and her expressed enjoyment of having...Read More »
13 of 41 | Posted by: Corey&Crissy Winter - FL

“Mike All of us here are so very sadden with your loss. all of Your family summer trips here and the way Joyce could always light up the occasion...Read More »
14 of 41 | Posted by: Bob and Sharon Crouch - Missoula, MT

“Dear Mike and family, We are very sorry for your loss. Joyce always had a smile and a friendly greeting any time we met. I know she will be missed in...Read More »
15 of 41 | Posted by: Jim and Buff Craig - St Pete, FL

“My Dear Joyce, I'm so thankful for the time I had with you; your beautiful and kind personality always made me feel special. I shall forever recall...Read More »
16 of 41 | Posted by: Jan Maury Mulharan - FL

“Mike, Ellen and I were distraught to hear from Bill about your loss. Joyce has been a shining light in the legal field for over thirty years and...Read More »
17 of 41 | Posted by: Ellen and Myron Mensh - Largo, FL

“Dear Mike, Words can not express how saddened I am for you and all those that ever had the pleasure of meeting your Joyce. When thinking of Joyce,...Read More »
18 of 41 | Posted by: Sam - Atlanta, GA

“Mike, I was so shocked and saddened by the news that Joyce had suddenly passed away. Kim called me Sat. night and I was speechless. I so enjoyed...Read More »
19 of 41 | Posted by: Marty Bosy Newlon - St Petersburg, FL

“We will always cherish our time with Joyce. We have never enjoyed the company of anyone more. Joyce truly was kind and always endeared herself to all...Read More »
20 of 41 | Posted by: Maggie & Phil Nolan - FL

“Mike: We were shocked to see the notice in the paper this week about dear Joyce. I worked with her and her sister, Donna, at my first legal job in...Read More »
21 of 41 | Posted by: Phil and Betty Turner - Seminole, FL

“I am so heart broken and life will not be the same without our dear sweet Joyce. I feel like I have Lost a family member. In 1985 I met Joyce through...Read More »
22 of 41 | Posted by: Darren Shaw - St. Petersburg, FL

“The world is a much sadder place with the loss of a truly special person, Joyce was happy and laughing all the time she always made our day special...Read More »
23 of 41 | Posted by: Tina And Kevin - St Petersburg, FL

“Mike, Words can't express the deep sympathy we feel for you with the loss of Joyce. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, her...Read More »
24 of 41 | Posted by: Sandy & Ron - Kenneth City, FL

“I met Joyce when I was only 21 and was working at my first job as a legal secretary. She taught me so many things and was always so patient. In...Read More »
25 of 41 | Posted by: Diane Nicola - St. Petersburg, FL

“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Joyce had such a kind and genuine soul, her memory will eternally live on in the hearts of those who's life...Read More »
26 of 41 | Posted by: Vikki Saleem - Nashville, TN

“If only there were words to explain why things happen. If only there were words to make the hurt and sadness go away. If only these things didn't...Read More »
27 of 41 | Posted by: Bob & Debby Deacon - FL

“Dear Mike ,& Family I will always remenber Joyce's wonderful smile and that twinkle in her eyes whenever , I saw her. She has to be one of the...Read More »
28 of 41 | Posted by: ALENA - St Petersburg, FL

“There is really no where to begin, and countless things I will miss. The way you wrap christmas presents, my coloring books, helping me pull off...Read More »
29 of 41 | Posted by: Somer - New York, NY

“I am at a total loss of words, I have known Joyce and Mike for 24 years now, my first impression of Joyce when I met her was wow I have truly met an...Read More »
30 of 41 | Posted by: Laura Unger - Saint Petersburg, FL

“Joyce - You will be missed more than you could ever imagine. You have been a friend to so many and a shining light to all. You will always hold a...Read More »
31 of 41 | Posted by: Teresa Basham - Pinellas Park, FL

“Mike and Family Please accept my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless ”
32 of 41 | Posted by: Ted Keirnan - St.Petersburg, FL

“Mike, Steve & Debbie, My heart just sank when I read the paper this morning. I am at a loss for words. Joyce was such a spark of life. She will...Read More »
33 of 41 | Posted by: Jill Weishaupt - St. Petersburg, FL

“Dear Mike and Family - It is so very hard to put the feeling of sorrow into words. Loss is something so heartfelt that only time can heal. You and...Read More »
34 of 41 | Posted by: Elaine (Swigart) Smith - Dunedin, FL

“This is a sad time in our lives. Joyce is a woman that had no hard words, only love for people. I will miss her, my heart has another hole. When...Read More »
35 of 41 | Posted by: Barb Cook - St Petersburg, FL

“My life will never be the same without my Joycie. Felix and I will remember all the joy you brought into our lives, your laugh, your smile, your...Read More »
36 of 41 | Posted by: Vaun & Felix Perez - FL

“We can't stop thinking about you. We don't want to let you go...but we know we have to. We will miss you. I told Bruce a long time ago, "I want to...Read More »
37 of 41 | Posted by: Stacy & Bruce Davidson - Homossa, FL

“All the great memories rush through my head...her laugh, her attention to my every word, her love for Mike, never angry, always a cheerleader, told...Read More »
38 of 41 | Posted by: Cheryl Winter - St Petersburg, FL

“The world has lost it's best angel, but you will be in all of our hearts forever. I'll Love you forever, Your best friend and Loving Huband Mike ”
39 of 41 | Posted by: Mike Nelle - St. Petersburg, FL

“Joyce was a very friendly and warm person..She will be greatly missed by all of us.. God Bless.....Love, Barbie and Chuck Philips ”
40 of 41 | Posted by: Barbie and Chuck Philips - FL

“Joyce, there will never be a day that I won't think of you and the "bright light" you will forever shine onto us.Your laughter and your loving heart...Read More »
41 of 41 | Posted by: Sandy Kravitz - Pinellas Park, FL

Nelle, Joyce Ann Davidson
58, died Friday, February 27, in St. Petersburg, after a brief illness. She was born September 28, 1950, in McKeesport, PA, the daughter of Hettie and Donald Davidson who predeceased her. Joyce is survived by her husband of 38 years, Michael Nelle, her 5 siblings, and their spouses, Carole and Jim Laspina, of Irwin, PA, Pam and Andy Bocan, of Irwin, PA, Donna and Bill Leake, of St. Petersburg, FL, Bruce and Stacy Davidson, of Homosassa, FL, Debi Davidson and Harry Dwyer, of Fayette, ME, her husband's 3 siblings and their spouses, Cheryl and Eric Winter, Bob and Vicki Nelle, Steve and Debbie Nelle, all of St. Petersburg, and 39 nieces and nephews. She graduated from Northeast High School and was a legal assistant for 31 years with local attorney Bill Walker. She was a food connoisseur extraordinaire and loved hosting parties and entertaining their families and friends at their home, she enjoyed monthly poker nights with her "Poker Princesses," was an avid runner, and she delighted in accomplishing many gardening, landscaping and redecorating projects with Mike. She generously shared her active life, her abundant love and her contagious laughter with her family and many close friends. She was loved and admired by everyone who knew her. In Joyce's memory, Mike requests that you plant a flower or a tree, or make a donation to your favorite charity. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 7th, at 1:00 pm, at Suncoast Cathedral, 2300 62nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL.